In this video, The World’s Tibisay Zea explains how the war in Ukraine is shaking up a big part of Senegal's food culture.
The war in Ukraine has interrupted the delivery of wheat to Senegal, and that’s shaking up a big part of that country's culture.
People in Senegal are getting ready for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice. Families around the world will slaughter an animal, like a sheep or goat, to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, in obedience to God. And as people choose what to wear, tailors are cramming to complete their outfit orders in time.
Senegal is often seen as a model of political stability in West Africa. But that could be changing. President Macky Sall has upset people with the suggestion that he may run for a third term next year, defying the Constitution, and young people are increasingly frustrated by a lack of opportunities. Recent protests turned deadly, and most victims were under the age of 30.
NASA is working with Senegalese astronomers to measure the dimensions of asteroids in outer space. Astronomer Maram Kaire speaks with The World's host Marco Werman about the work of "chasing after the shadow cast by the asteroids."
African and Latin American countries have been struggling to control inflation rates during the pandemic. The war in Ukraine threatens to increase food prices even more and make hunger in some countries worse.
He is the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to lift the Prix Goncourt, one of the book world’s most important prizes. And his win matters.
Deadly protests have erupted over the past week in the West African nation of Senegal, long considered a bastion of democracy and a regional leader on diplomacy issues. Here's an explainer on the underlying reasons for what's going on.
Top of The World: The deadly crackdown on demonstrators, activists and also journalists in Myanmar has continued unabated with at least 10 more people shot to death by security forces. And, nearly a year after suffering one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus infections in Europe, the government in Italy is again considering new “red zone” lockdown restrictions. Also Senegal has been engulfed in deadly protests over the past week over government corruption and a crackdown on political opposition.
About 20,000 African migrants have reached the Spanish archipelago this year, half of whom arrived in the last two months alone. More than 500 have died attempting the journey.
The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Stefania Giannini, the UN's assistant director-general for education about the impact of the coronavirus on schools and students.